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numbness and tingling blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
31st May '13

Years ago my left shoulder blade used to fall asleep randomly but I haven't had many issues. I took 2 weeks of very strong antibiotics for pneumonia and ever since I have experienced numbness and tingling in my right foot, calf, biceps, lower arm and hand. Its like it feels right before it falls asleep not really the full on falling asleep. This happens when sitting, laying down, holding my phone like I am now. Idk if it is nerve damage due to the meds, pinched nerve or neurological damage or nothing. Any ideas? I hate to go to a doctor without knowing what is wrong first. Any other signs I should look for?

Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 13050 posts
status 31st May '13

Isn't the purpose ogre going to the doctor to find out what exactly is wrong tho? My initial thought was nerve damage. Are you diabetic or IR by any chance?

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
31st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Super Mommy!:</b>" Isn't the purpose ogre going to the doctor to find out what exactly is wrong tho? My initial thought was nerve damage. Are you diabetic or IR by any chance?"</blockquote>




In my experience doctors have no idea what is wrong when you come in. They look at medical encyclopedias and order lots of expensive tests. I like to narrow it down to 3 things to ask for when I go in. When I go I know my issue 90% of the time before I go in and just get proper treatment.




Not diabetic what is IR

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
31st May '13

How would I get nerve damage? From.the antibiotic s?

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
31st May '13

So I looked up the antibiotic and it says that it can cause diabetic nerve damage and likely in women with a history of bipolar and depression. Which I have :( I am not diabetic but had GD while pregnancy



:(

Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 13050 posts
status 31st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting naturally crunchy:</b>" So I looked up the antibiotic and it says that it can cause diabetic nerve damage and likely in women ... [snip!] ... and likely in women with a history of bipolar and depression. Which I have :( I am not diabetic but had GD while pregnancy :("</blockquote>




Oh no!! :( yes, from the medication. IR is insulin resistant aka pre-diabetic. GD is a precursor to developing type 2. If I were you I'd make an appointment and talk to your doctor about it.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
31st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Super Mommy!:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting naturally crunchy:</b>" So I looked up the antibiotic and it ... [snip!] ... pre-diabetic. GD is a precursor to developing type 2. If I were you I'd make an appointment and talk to your doctor about it."</blockquote>




Ugh ok #scared now

Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 13050 posts
status 31st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting naturally crunchy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Super Mommy!:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting naturally ... [snip!] ... type 2. If I were you I'd make an appointment and talk to your doctor about it."</blockquote> Ugh ok #scared now"</blockquote>




Don't be scared. You're your biggest advocate. Stay proactive especially when it comes to your health. GL!

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
25th Jun '13

It was antibiotic induced neuropathy. It has gotten better with a vegan diet